ERIC Number: EJ1114940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effectiveness of a Brief Asthma Education Intervention for Child Care Providers and Primary School Teachers
Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey; Getch, Yvette Q.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v44 n6 p555-561 Nov 2016
Limited information exists about management of asthma in child care settings and primary school classrooms. The goal of this study was to evaluate a brief asthma management intervention for child care providers and primary school teachers. Child care providers and primary school teachers were recruited to participate in two 3-h workshops on asthma management and young children. Participants completed pre- and post-test questionnaires on asthma management indicating their ability to recognize symptoms and intervene when necessary. Participants also completed questions assessing their comfort in assisting children with asthma with the children's social and emotional needs and accessing resources for intervention. Participants were 65 child care providers and primary school teachers. On measures of comfort and efficacy in intervening during a child's asthma episode, and feelings about advocacy for children with asthma in child care and schools, significant differences in teachers' comfort, and efficacy were found post-intervention. A brief intervention for community partners may assist in informing non-medically trained personnel about asthma. Such an intervention may ultimately reduce the frequency and severity of asthma episodes in young children.
Descriptors: Diseases, Health Education, Intervention, Child Caregivers, Elementary School Teachers, Program Effectiveness, Workshops, Pretests Posttests, Questionnaires, Self Efficacy, Advocacy, Caregiver Training, Special Health Problems, Elementary School Students, Student Needs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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